Pre-College Studio Intensive: Hand-Drawn Animation (in person) | Minneapolis College of Art and Design

Pre-College Studio Intensive: Hand-Drawn Animation (in person)

In this weeklong intensive, high school students explore the animation major. Ages 15-18

In this class, students engage in demonstrations and lectures while working independently on assignments designed to hone their skills, ideas, and critical thinking skills. This class offers an introduction to hand-drawn animation, covering basic techniques and concepts. Students use aspects of Adobe Photoshop and After Effects to bring their animations to life. Students dig into the fundamentals of animation by learning about frame rate and basic animation principles, such as squash and stretch, ease-in/ease-out, anticipation, and more. / This class will have an unsupervised 30 minute lunch break. / Students will have access to Adobe Creative Cloud software throughout the class.

Open to students ages 15–18. MCAD strictly adheres to these age guidelines and is unable to allow exceptions. Please review our complete Teen Policies as well as our General Policies prior to completing your registration. Covid policies and protocols are included in the Teen Policies page. 

Prerequisites

Previous drawing experience. Experience with Adobe Photoshop is helpful but not required.

Required materials

Supplies for the first class

  • pen or pencil
  • notebook or sketchbook
  • headphones or earbuds for editing

Hardware

Students will have access to Adobe Creative Cloud software. If students want to use this software at home, they will need a computer capable of running Adobe software.

Class resources

This class uses Adobe Creative Cloud and Canvas, MCAD’s learning management system. Please see links for more information.

Registration deadline

July 21 
If the minimum enrollment is not met by the deadline above, the class will be canceled on this date. Registration will remain open after this date if the minimum enrollment has been met. 

Questions? 

Contact MCAD Continuing Education at continuing_education@mcad.edu or call 612.874.3765.

Register

Title
Non-credit Tuition
$375.00
Student Birthdate
  • Date:
    -
  • Time:
    9:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m. CST
  • Day(s) of the week:
    Monday
    Tuesday
    Wednesday
    Thursday
    Friday
  • Ages:
    Open to students ages 15-18
  • Term:
    Summer 2022
  • Location:
    In Person
  • SKU:
    SE 1517 01 SU22

Prerequisites:

Previous drawing experience. Experience with Adobe Photoshop is helpful but not required.